Faith Feature
 
Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love
As we celebrate Saint Valentine's Day, we remember the witness of all the martyrs   who have shed their blood for the love of Christ and neighbor.

We also remember the memorial of Saints Cyril and Methodius, brothers who dedicated their lives to bring the message of Christ's love to the Slavic peoples (and developed the alphabet that we know as "Cyrillic"). We think also of St. Paul's many beautiful writings on love in his letters.

With all these themes in mind, the Catholic Bishops in the United States recognize this week as National Marriage Week and have developed several resources for strengthening marriage and family life. They remind us of Pope Francis' words in Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love"), his Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family: "The word of God tells us that the family is entrusted to a man, a woman and their children, so that they may become a communion of persons in the image of the union of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit" (n. 29).

Whatever our state in life, may we strive to foster that communion in our relations with one another, that we also may image the love of the Holy Trinity. "So faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Cor. 13:13).


This Week in St. Paul History

"This week in St. Paul History" Series is still alive!

This week we are showing the week of -
January 29, 1985.
Additional videos in the series will be available soon.

To view past videos visit http://spchs.com/this-week-in-st-paul-history/

Fun Fact:
During our 50th anniversary year, these videos are played for our "current students" at all Monday morning assemblies.
The students (and faculty) look forward to them each and every week.


St. Paul Junior Parents

Please reach out to your child's school counselor
to schedule your Junior Planning Meeting!
These will be open from now until March and are mandatory.


Athletic Updates

Congratulations to the wrestling team and their efforts at the Berkshire/Valley Wrestling Championship.  Matt Gray was the Champion in the 220lb class and Jordan Silva placed 2nd in the 182 class.  Also placing in the tournament were Elliot Garcia - 4th in the 132 class, Atem Caron - 4th in the 152 class, and Kevin Charles also 4th in the 285 class. The wrestlers are in action again on Friday 2/17 at the Class S State Championship at Windham H.S.
 
The Girls Basketball team defeated Watertown on Saturday at their senior day game and improved to 14-3 on the season.  They have three games this week (they are home on Monday & Wednesday night) to finish their regular season and will play Saturday in the opening round of the NVL tournament (time - TBA) at Holy Cross H.S.
 
The Boys Basketball team has their final regular season home game TONIGHT (their senior night) vs. Derby at 7:00.  The JV boys also play TONIGHT at 5:30.
 
The Boys & Girls Indoor Track & Field Team will compete in the Class S State Championship TODAY in New Haven, good luck to them!
 
The Cheerleading Team will compete in the NVL Cheer Championship on Saturday at Crosby H.S., the event begins @ 11:00 a.m.
 
The Boys Swim CO-OP is home this week at the Dennis Malone Swim Center TONIGHT and Thursday, good luck to them.




Dear St. Paul Parents, Alumni, Golf Enthusiasts, and Friends of St. Paul,

You are cordially invited to participate in TWO fantastic 
St. Paul events in the coming months!


Our ANNUAL AUCTION,
is being held at  
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol 
on Saturday, May 6th from 6:00PM-11:00PM!


Our 10th ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT,
in Memory of Sharon Mielcarz

will be held at Chippanee Country Club in Bristol
on Thursday, June 22nd beginning at 10:30AM.

There are so many ways you can help to make these events successful, thereby raising funds to support ongoing educational programs at St. Paul.

You may consider:
Purchasing a ticket for the auction and/or plan to play golf.
Becoming a sponsor or advertiser for the auction and/or golf tournament.
Donating something to be auctioned or raffled off.

You might also consider donating: 
I tems to fill theme baskets: liquor, wine, coffee, gardening, bath & body, pasta, kitchen, reading, brunch, board games, movie night, beach, spa, grilling, pets.

Gift certificates for local stores and restaurants;
Electronics such as an iPad, GPS, Kindle and/or accessories;
a service you or your student can offer (receive community service hours) such as window washing, handyman work, yard/garden work, garage cleanup, pet sitting, etc.

Tickets to professional sporting events, a stay in your timeshare or vacation home,
a ride on your boat, tickets to a show, a guided tour of a museum or
television studio, airline tickets, etc.

If you are interested in donating to either of these events
please email Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com.

Planning is Underway!
The next Auction Committee meeting will be held
Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m.
at St. Paul Catholic High School.

The next Golf Committee meeting will be held
Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m.
at St. Paul Catholic High School.

If you are interested in joining one or both committees
please email Shelley Mendoza at smendoza@spchs.com for more details.

Mark Your Calendars!

Mary Poppins is coming to St. Paul!!!
April 7, 8 and 9! Tickets will go on sale in March!



Host Families Needed
 
Are you and your family interested in a wonderful
opportunity to learn about another culture?
International students attending St. Paul will need
a home for the next school year.
 Share your home with a dedicated student
who wants to learn about the United States,
and experience the once-in-a-lifetime
gift that comes from hosting a child.

Interested families are asked to contact
the following agency for more information:
 
Boston Global Education, Inc: 
860-521-0700
508-320-0703

Alumni News
 


Karen "Matthews" Leary, Class of 1982 - Earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree (DPT) from the University of New England - Karen is a 1982 SPCHS graduate,
mother of Lauren '13 and Matthew '16.
She is actively involved at SPCHS and is a
recent past Chair of the SPCHS School Board.


Calling All St. Paul Alumni
 
 Visit our Alumni Page on our website to keep up-to-date on
all the happenings here at St. Paul!
 
If you have news you would like to share
Recently married? 
New baby? 
Service?
Travel? 
Reunions? 
Other Fun News and Photos? 
email advancement@spchs.com and we will update our alumni files and possibly share in upcoming school materials!
 
Share with your fellow classmates too! This in particular is such an exciting year as we celebrate our 50th Year and we want to celebrate you too!

Is It Your Reunion Year?
Start Planning NOW! 


Class Reunions are being organized for the years ending in "7" or "2".

If you would like more information or would like
to plan your reunion, contact Shelley Mendoza, Event Coordinator
at 860.584.0911, ext. 21 or  smendoza@spchs.com.

 

Anyone can stock up on their gift card needs and support the St. Paul SCRIP program. Parents/Grandparents, when you support the SCRIP program you can earn discounts on your student tuition just by purchasing these gift cards.

HOW IT WORKS:

Once you earn $250 in gift card rebates for St. Paul's, you then earn credit towards your family SCRIP rebate that can be applied to tuition. (Rebates are calculated by the discount percentage per merchant - i.e. Stop & Shop @ 4% x $100 purchased = $4.00 earned). *

Purchase gift cards for gifts or for your everyday shopping. Retailers provide % rebates back to the school. Once you earn $250 in gift card rebates for St. Paul, YOU then earn credit towards your family SCRIP rebate that can be applied to tuition. (Rebates are calculated by the discount percentage per merchant - i.e. Stop & Shop @ 4% x $100 purchased = $4.00 earned).*

THREE WAYS TO ORDER:

1) View the list of SCRIP retailers SPCHS carries in-house by downloading this order form . If you are interested in ordering, drop off the completed order form in the main office.

2) If you would like to shop online through the SCRIP programs website you can do that too (many more retailers to choose from)! Click here to get started and order online, once there click on Join Your Existing Program and enroll with  St. Paul Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275. All SCRIP orders placed by the above options will be filled on Wednesday's and sent home with your student!

3) Order online and print from your home printer OR use for online purchases. This is called SCRIPNow. Use the same St. Paul Enrollment Code: DCACE4AC14275 and use immediately! No orders sent home with students.  
If you have any questions regarding SCRIP, please email scrip@spchs.com or call the Advancement Office at 860.584.0911 x21.

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